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Re: nvidia legacy driver//kernel 2.6.32 issues

On Tuesday 06 April 2010 12:02:12 Stephen Powell wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 10:46:35 -0400 (EDT), Francesco Pietra wrote:
> > Following "apt-get dist-upgrade" with debian squeeze i386, upgrading
> > from kernel 2.6.30 to 2.6.32, the xserver was broken at "startx"
> > because kernel compiled with gcc 4.3 while now gcc 4.4. I could only
> > boot from previous 2.6.30 to have the xserver at startx.
> > ...
> > (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!
> > (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
> There is a solution to this.  It was discussed on this list in the last
> couple of months, I think; but I didn't find it on a quick look-see.
> I'll have another look later when I have more time.  It involves
> generating the nvidia kernel module with module-assistant.  But I'll
> have to find the thread for the specifics.

I tried using module assistant with kernel 2.6.32 and it failed, so I 
downloaded the .run file from nvidia and it built (after issuing "export 
CC=/usr/bin/gcc-4.3") and installed and runs fine here (squeeze amd64).  Did 
you (OP) purge the Debian packages first, and did you use nvidia-xconfig to 
generate a conf file?


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